Harold Gilbert White (1882 - 1917)

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Harold Gilbert White
1882 - 1917
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c. 1882
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April 30, 1917
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Harold Gilbert White was born c. 1882. He died on April 30, 1917 at 35 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Service number: 42201 Rank: Air Mechanic 2nd Class Regiment: Royal Flying Corps
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Harold Gilbert White died on April 30, 1917 at 35 years of age. He was buried in St. Peter-in-thanet Churchyard 19. 20., United Kingdom. He was born c. 1882. We are unaware of information about Harold's family or relationships.

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In 1882, in the year that Harold Gilbert White was born, on January 5th, writer and lawyer Charles J. Guiteau was found guilty of the assassination of President Garfield. Guiteau was "offended" because his job applications had been rejected by Garfield's government. He was sentenced to death -although his lawyer plead insanity - and hanged five months later, on June 30th.

In 1891, Harold was only 9 years old when James Naismith, at the Springfield Massachusetts YMCA, invented the game of basketball. Originally using two peach baskets and a soccer ball, he created the game to keep his students active during the long, harsh New England winters.

In 1899, by the time he was 17 years old, on February 4th, the Philippine–American War began. The Philippines objected to the Treaty of Paris, signed in 1898, that transferred possession of the Philippines from Spain to the U.S. Filipinos began a fight for independence and fighting between U.S. forces and those of the Philippine Republic broke out. On June 2nd, the Philippines officially declared war on the United States.

In 1908, Harold was 26 years old when a mysterious Siberian explosion leveled over 770 square miles of forest. There were no human casualties. Explanations of the explosion have included a comet, meteorite, natural atomic explosion, or a crashed UFO. Although it is called an impact event - the largest one in recorded earth history - there is no crater and it is widely thought that the explosion was caused by a meteor exploding 3 to 6 miles above the earth.

In 1917, in the year of Harold Gilbert White's passing, in April, the U.S. entered World War I, declaring war against Germany. President Wilson had previously declared neutrality in the war - a position supported by the majority of Americans - but after Germany declared that they would sink all ships trading with Great Britain and sunk U.S. ships, public opinion began to change. Then the Lusitania was sunk, killing 1,201 - including 128 Americans - and more U.S. ships were sunk. The U.S. could stand aside no longer.

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